Wedding Guest Dress Inspiration From The BAFTAs

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Last night’s red carpet was the most glamorous event on British TV’s calendar and it certainly didn’t disappoint in the dress stakes. From lace to mesh, mini’s to maxi’s, there was a little bit of everything on the glam carpet, but one trend seriously stood out – monochrome.

From Millie Mackintosh to Anna Friel, the carpet was awash with the most gorgeous black and white dresses we have seen all season and – even better – they all looked totally wedding guest dress worthy!

You might shy away from wearing black or white to a wedding but we don’t think you should. Think black is only for eveningwear and white just for the bride? Think again. Depending on how you wear them, monochrome hues can totally work for summer weddings.

Let’s start with Anna Friel’s amazing all-white ensemble. The beaded, long-sleeved midi was complete with a statement finged disk on the back and she topped it all off with a pair of matching courts. One of our favourite dresses of the night, we are seriously sold on this number as wedding guest worthy – the midi length steers it away from being bridal, but the ivory hue gives a fresh feel to your wedding guest wardrobe.

American actress Dianna Agron made a case for the black camp. Her partly sheer, partly crochet number proved that an LBD doesn’t necessarily look out of place at a summer wedding. If you want to give it a brighter feel, pair you black dress with statement coloured courts and a matching clutch. 

Equally, Emma Willis’ monochrome jumpsuit was occassionwear perfection and this look should definitely be added to your wedding guest arsenal.


Meanwhile, darlings of the red carpet, Pixie Lott and Millie Mackintosh were also aboard the monochrome train. Ms Mackintosh stunned in an amazing white fringed maxi dress, which, while being totally bridal-inspired could work at a wedding if you dressed it down with flat sandals and bright accessories.

Pixie also looked amazing, plumping for a black crochet maxi. The floral applique detail gave a springtime injection to her look so even though it was such a dark hue, it could definitely be reworked into a wedding look.


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By Amy de Klerk